Capacity building and sensitization workshops on Gender and Village courts
For facilitating gender equal access to VC services through gender friendly environment, during April -June 2018, project organized nine district level sensitization workshops on “Gender and Village Courts” in Netrokona, Gopalganj, Moulvibazar, Sunamganj, Bhola, Pabna, Madaripur, Panchagarh and Satkhira. The objectives of the workshops were to enhance sensitivity and capacity of UP personnel and other relevant government and non-government stakeholders about gender responsive village courts.
A total of 544 (177 women and 367 men) participants including UP chairmen, members, government officials, judicial officers, NGO representatives, journalists, lawyers, women’s rights activists etc. participated in the workshops presided over by DDLGs of respective districts. Participants of the workshops emphasized on need for massive awareness at the village level about VCs and its opportunities for women to settle their disputes locally apart from enhancing capacity of UP chairmen and members on operating VCs complying gender sensitiveness.